September 18 / 16.05 Newbury

16.05 Newbury

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Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Handicap

  • Prize money: £6210
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 2m 35s
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Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.80
  • Place: £4.20

Form: 497733 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Dual winner at 1m4f/1m5f here in 2019; had a poor spell in midsummer but has dropped in the weights and has been running better of late, albeit he looks to need more now back at 1m4f on drying ground.
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3

(6)

21st Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Newbury

Frontispiece

10st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Amanda Perrett

7/2

2

(2)

12th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:35 Newmarket

Frontispiece

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Amanda Perrett

2nd

7

(12)

16th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:55 Newbury

Frontispiece

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Amanda Perrett

5/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 622142 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Helped by Leicester's stiff finish when winning over 1m4f there last month (good to soft); looked a stout stayer when upped to 1m6f at Sandown after and he again stuck well to his task at Haydock since (1m6f, good to firm); main query is whether this will be a stiff enough test back at 1m4f.
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3

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 3

16:50 Salisbury

Praiano

9st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Roger Varian

Acts on most ground, including good to firm, but didn't continue a run of useful efforts in competitive 1m4f-1m6f events when last seen on soft going in October; gelded since; off since but is a very solid contender.

7/2

7th

2

(12)

8th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

14:50 York

Praiano

9st 1lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Roger Varian

Made winning handicap debut at Leicester (1m4f, good to soft) in August and has continued in good form, including over 1m6f; could still have more to offer and he's respected for his leading trainer; unraced on soft.

10/1

2nd

5

(3)

18th Sep 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Praiano

9st 4lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Roger Varian

Helped by Leicester's stiff finish when winning over 1m4f there last month (good to soft); looked a stout stayer when upped to 1m6f at Sandown after and he again stuck well to his task at Haydock since (1m6f, good to firm); main query is whether this will be a stiff enough test back at 1m4f.

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 32115 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Didn't do himself justice on Tapeta debut at Newcastle this month but had earlier gained consecutive wins at Catterick (1m4f, soft) and on handicap debut on Lingfield AW (1m5f); has more to prove after the latest run.
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2nd

14

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:35 Taunton

Winterwatch

10st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Two Flat wins for Andrew Balding; soon got behind before unseating early on his hurdling debut but was better at Warwick when behind the smart Saint Segal and Saturday's Sandown winner Hasty Parisian; perhaps one to watch with a view to him going handicapping.

10/1

4th

7

23rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Warwick

Winterwatch

10st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Fry

Two Flat wins for Andrew Balding; second favourite but made an inauspicious hurdles debut at Hereford, soon well behind and unseating rider at the third flight; tongue-tie replaces usual hood; others preferred.

14/1

9

4th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:15 Hereford

Winterwatch

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Harry Fry

Won twice on the Flat for Andrew Balding last summer (1m4f, soft/1m5f, AW) and posted personal-best RPR (86) on latest outing in September; with good stable for hurdling career; big player if he takes to this game.

9/2

14/1

Form: -31360 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
In fine form earlier in the year, beating two rivals to win at Newmarket in May, then a close third in the big 1m4f handicap at Royal Ascot (good to firm); disappointing favourite next time but 1m6f was clearly too far for him at York since; a possible reviver back at this trip.
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4

(1)

21st Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

19:10 Newbury

Parachute

10st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Ed Walker

6/1

3rd

4

(1)

17th Jun 2022

Good

1m 3f 218y

Class 3

18:35 Goodwood

Parachute

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Ed Walker

prominent, nudged along 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, no extra final furlong

3/1

5th

8

(8)

13th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

15:00 York

Parachute

8st 10lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Ed Walker

OUR TIP

Form: 315472

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Has raced at 1m2f since reappearance, winning at Newmarket (good) before a creditable fifth in the Golden Gates at Royal Ascot (soft); back to form on latest (first-time tongue-tie, retained) but he can take a good hold so stamina isn't a done deal now upped in trip.
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6th

7

(7)

4th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Lingfield (AW)

Without Revenge

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Roger Charlton

Ran creditably under Oisin Murphy at Goodwood (second over 1m2f) and Newbury (fifth over 1m4f) since fitted with tongue-tie; only 1-9 on turf but looks open to improvement back on AW, as he's 1-1 in this sphere (novice win here); not dismissed.

6/1

5th

3

(11)

18th Sep 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Without Revenge

9st 6lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Roger Charlton

Has raced at 1m2f since reappearance, winning at Newmarket (good) before a creditable fifth in the Golden Gates at Royal Ascot (soft); back to form on latest (first-time tongue-tie, retained) but he can take a good hold so stamina isn't a done deal now upped in trip.

10/1

7/2

Form: 65-121 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Has staying blood in his pedigree and has improved for longer trips, winning over 1m2f on reappearance, then beating an improved one in taking style at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm); up 5lb but has scope.
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1st

2

(2)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:17 Newmarket (July)

Bague D’Or

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Chris Wall

held up in midfield, pressed leaders going best over 2f out, soon disputed lead, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, gamely

9/4

2nd

3

(4)

12th May 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:35 Newmarket

Bague D’Or

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Chris Wall

2nd

2

(12)

11th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 3f 104y

Class 4

13:05 Yarmouth

Bague D’Or

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Chris Wall

2-4 in handicaps, the first win gained over 1m2f here and the latter when upped to 1m4f at Newmarket (also good to firm) in August; safely held when favourite on good ground at Newbury (1m4f) last month but may yet resume his progress.

8/1

13/2

Form: 13352- D BF

Last run: 364 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Nearly all best form at about 1m4f on good or quicker ground; made winning return from layoff last June but he hasn't been seen since going close in this race 12 months ago; interesting to see how he goes in the betting.
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7th

2

(2)

10th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:24 Goodwood

Fox Vardy

9st 8lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

in rear, pushed along and headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

6/1

3rd

5

(7)

28th May 2022

Good

1m 5f 84y

Class 3

15:10 Chester

Fox Vardy

9st 4lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

5/1

3rd

2

(4)

7th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Lingfield

Fox Vardy

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

7/1

Form: 4-221 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Fair level of form at shorter but he found plenty, despite still looking green, when upped to 1m3f in a Haydock maiden recently (good to firm); hard to pin down what he achieved but at the least he is open to improvement now handicapping.
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8th

9

(12)

18th Sep 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Tall Order

8st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Michael Bell

Fair level of form at shorter but he found plenty, despite still looking green, when upped to 1m3f in a Haydock maiden recently (good to firm); hard to pin down what he achieved but at the least he is open to improvement now handicapping.

7/1

Form: 1423

Last run: 127 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Winning debut at 1m2f (AW) in January; had difficult tasks in the handicaps he was contesting in the spring but two fair efforts at 1m4f and 1m3f; had wind surgery since; might just need this run.
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3rd

1

28th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

20:15 Salisbury

Duke Of Verona

9st 9lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Jarvis

11/4

8th

15

(1)

7th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 3

13:45 Ascot

Duke Of Verona

8st 8lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: William Jarvis

gelded

20/1

1st

6

(4)

23rd Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

18:30 Ascot

Duke Of Verona

9st 2lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: William Jarvis

1m2f winner at Lingfield on debut; twice a runner-up in handicaps, latterly going down by just a neck over C&D five weeks ago; 2lb higher today but still has potential.

7/2

Form: 4-3310 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Impressive AW winner on step up to 1m4f in July; ran no sort of race off 10lb higher in a valuable 1m6f York handicap after (good; a firmer surface was said to have been preferable); that is off-putting but he does still have potential.
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5th

7

10th Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:45 Ludlow

Imperial Sun

11st 12lb

1m4f AW winner (RPR 89) for the Gosdens and handled soft ground in that code; changed hands for 50,000gns in October and gelded since; has the credentials to make a good hurdler and could go well on stable debut.

5/1

3rd

6

(8)

16th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 3

18:00 Ascot

Imperial Sun

9st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Impressive C&D winner in July in his second handicap; he's run two shockers since, on turf admittedly but they are still a big concern; now returns to Wolverhampton, with tongue-tie and cheekpieces both enlisted.

8/1

10th

7

(8)

18th Sep 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

Imperial Sun

9st 3lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Impressive AW winner on step up to 1m4f in July; ran no sort of race off 10lb higher in a valuable 1m6f York handicap after (good; a firmer surface was said to have been preferable); that is off-putting but he does still have potential.

10/1

Form: -01559

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Well held over 1m4f last September; strode right away in a 1m2f Lingfield handicap in June (first-time cheekpieces) but hasn't lived up to that promise since, including when dropped to 1m on latest start; plenty to prove.
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4th

3

22nd Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

18:40 Southwell

Ridgeway

11st 10lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Dual Flat winner (at 1m2f, good/good to firm)) and has acquitted himself well in three hurdling starts since joining Dan Skelton; close fourth in a handicap in the latest and return to quicker surface might help; ability to stay this trip open to question but still in the picture.

5/2

4th

4

18th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

15:45 Fakenham

Ridgeway

11st 10lb

J: Mr Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

2-12 on Flat for Eve Johnson Houghton; smooth winning hurdles/stable debut at Doncaster (2m, good), and slightly bettered that in defeat there next time; opening handicap mark appears fair; respected.

15/8

2nd

1

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

13:42 Doncaster

Ridgeway

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Turf and AW Flat winner at up to 1m2f for Eve Johnson Houghton (RPR 89); plenty to like about his winning debut over hurdles (first run for this trainer) over C&D (good; Scudamore over 3l third) last month, when the headgear used by previous stable was discarded; penalised; likely improver.

15/8

Form: 11-602 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Had a barnstorming end to last year with three wide-margin wins at 1m2f-1m4f on soft/heavy; best effort of this season when runner-up at Haydock last month (1m3f, soft) but has missed races on good to soft and good ground since and a drying surface would be no use to him.
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8th

1

(7)

10th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:24 Goodwood

Whitehaven

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Hughie Morrison

chased leader, close up 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

16/1

3rd

6

(3)

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Goodwood

Whitehaven

9st 4lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Hughie Morrison

took keen hold, midfield, prominent after 3f, pressed leader 3f out, ridden 2f out, drifted right over 1f out, kept on until no extra towards finish

4/1

17th

19

(1)

6th Nov 2021

Soft

1m 3f 197y

Class 2

14:40 Doncaster

Whitehaven

8st 8lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Hughie Morrison

Often front-runner; had a barnstorming end to last year at 1m2f-1m4f on soft/heavy and he raised his game again over 1m6f/2m this autumn; a return to testing ground would suit (last week's run at Newmarket was on good) and he has each-way claims in a major slog.

20/1

Form: 3-8310 CD

Last run: 51 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Modest effort on AW debut at Newcastle when last seen in July but he had previously done well to extricate himself from a tight corner over this C&D (good; first attempt at the trip), looking as if he could push on from there; a 6lb higher mark shouldn't rule him out if back to that form.
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7th

3

(7)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

19:35 Doncaster

In The Breeze

9st 5lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

2nd

2

(7)

5th Oct 2021

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

14:22 Leicester

In The Breeze

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Roger Charlton

Third on good to soft here in May before improving to win at Newbury (1m4f, good) in his second handicap; last of 12, however, at Newcastle (AW) later in July; needs to resume progress.

9/1

11

(6)

18th Sep 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Newbury

In The Breeze

8st 12lb

J: Thomas Greatrex

T: Roger Charlton

Modest effort on AW debut at Newcastle when last seen in July but he had previously done well to extricate himself from a tight corner over this C&D (good; first attempt at the trip), looking as if he could push on from there; a 6lb higher mark shouldn't rule him out if back to that form.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £503.00
Straight Forecast £753.40
Tricast £6694.40
Trifecta £15452.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bague D'Or

POSTDATA:

Praiano

The Guardian:

Fox Vardy

NEWMARKET:

Imperial Sun

TOPSPEED:

Frontispiece

The Times:

Imperial Sun

Daily Express:

Bague D'Or

The Star:

Bague D'Or

Telegraph:

Praiano

Daily Record:

Praiano

Daily Mail:

Fox Vardy

The Sun:

Fox Vardy

Daily Mirror:

Frontispiece